Welcome to Heavenly Yarns!

The Heavenly Yarns storefront

Our shop at 133 High St. in downtown Belfast (click to zoom)


Heavenly Yarns gift certificates (click to zoom)

Heavenly Yarns gift certificates (click to zoom)

Gifts and Surprises

Every week in November, we will have a drawing for a Heavenly Yarns gift certificate. Why? Just for fun! Every time you make a purchase, you can enter your name. If you shop on Black Friday, (November 23) or Small Business Saturday (November 24) you can also enter your name in an additional drawing for a Fiber of Maine gift box. (It's a surprise as of now!)


The Blackwell vest, knit in a combination of three Maine yarns (click to zoom)

The Blackwell vest, knit in a combination of three Maine yarns (click to zoom)

Blackwell Vest

Blackwell is a free tunic vest pattern by Classic Elite Yarns which was published earlier this year. We were looking for a pattern that would work well with our natural-color Maine yarns and this pattern fit the bill! You can knit the pattern as written, but we made a few changes. We used worsted weight yarn instead of dk (which will probably mean you can cast on for one size smaller than you usually would knit), and we knit the vest in one piece. As written, there is a ribbon that closes the whole length of the back. Instead, we made the front and the back the same, except for knitting the back a little higher than the front.

One of the fun things about our model is that we have three different yarns that all knit at the same gauge. This makes knitting particularly exciting: color changes and fiber changes! The darkest yarn is Spring Fed Farm's 100% Coopworth; the middle yarn is Nezinscot Farm's 90% wool/10% alpaca blend; and the yarn on top is Quince's Owl.

Come in and see what combinations of colors and fibers work for you!


The Starboard pullover, knit by Cheryl in Malabrigo Rios (click to zoom)

The Starboard pullover, knit by Cheryl in Malabrigo Rios (click to zoom)

Starboard

This darling pullover, Starboard, was a very straightforward knit. It's a top-down raglan, and if you haven't ventured into the top-down arena yet this would be an excellent first project. It has two roomy pockets in the front, so your little gatherer/collector can bring home their treasures! We knit this up in the much-loved Malabrigo Rios. The sample is in the Cirrus Grey colorway.


On the C Train hat, knit in Cascade's Cloud (click to zoom)

On the C Train hat, knit in Cascade's Cloud (click to zoom)

On the C Train Hat

This cozy hat, On the C Train, will fit the bill for most everyone on your gift-giving list! It's yummy and soft made up in a single skein of Cloud, a merino/alpaca blend from Cascade. It can be worn slouchy for the folks that love that style, but turn up the edge to form a cuff and you've got a classic watch cap ... what's not to love?!


Knit-a-thon at St. Margaret's

Knit-a-thon at St. Margaret's

Knit-a-thon

Join the Women of St. Margaret's Episcopal Church on Saturday, November 17, 8 am to 8 pm, at 95 Court St., Belfast, for another bi-annual Knit-a-thon! All proceeds will benefit the Belfast Soup Kitchen. Donations of non-perishable food items are also accepted. Come for an hour or stay all day. Get sponsors ahead of time, or not. Bring any hand project or the desire to knit and they will teach you. Come support our local soup kitchen that feeds many mouths in Waldo County every year.

Any and all are welcome, and while knitting will be the focus, other fiber artists are more than welcome to join the event. For more information, visit the Knit-a-thon page or contact Sara at 978-325-0045 or Jillian jillianliver@gmail.com.


Maybe someday there will be a Department of Peace?

Maybe someday there will be a Department of Peace?

Veterans Day Donation

On Sunday, November 11, and Monday, November 12, 10% of sales will go to Maine Veterans for Peace or any other non-partisan veterans' organization of the customer's choice. (Maine Veterans for Peace is a non-partisan, non-profit humanitarian and educational organization dedicated to the abolition of war.)


Turner Library Fiber Fest

Turner Library Fiber Fest

Turner Library Fiber Fest

Turner Public Library, located at 98 Matthews Way in Turner, Maine, is having a small fiber fest on November 10 in the Leavitt Institute, to see if there's interest in growing a small, Maine-centered fiber event in Central Maine. The event runs from 9 am-3 pm. They will have about a dozen vendors from Maine, demonstrations, a raffle, a fiber makers' space with equipment to try and knowledgeable helpers, and a bake sale, because yarn and cookies.

For more information, contact Ellen Bradley, Assistant Director, at 207-225-2030 or EllenB@turnerpubliclibrary.org.


The Crucible, presented by the Midcoast Actors' Studio

The Crucible, presented by the Midcoast Actors' Studio

The Crucible

The Crucible, by Arthur Miller, tells the story of the Salem Witch Trials of the 1690s, and is an allegory to the McCarthyism of the 1950s. This classic play will be presented at The Crosby Center, 96 Church St., Belfast, by the Midcoast Actors' Studio, on four more dates between November 1-4, with 7:30 pm evening performances and a 2 pm Sunday matinee.

For more information, and to get tickets in advance, visit Midcoast Actors' Studio.


Come to St. Margaret's for English high tea!

Come to St. Margaret's for English high tea!

Annual Harvest Tea and Bake Sale

On Saturday, November 3, from 11 am to 2 pm, an authentic English high tea will be offered by St. Margaret's Episcopal Church, at St. Margaret's Parish House, 95 Court St., Belfast. In addition, there will be a bake sale. Tickets are $12 for the tea.

For more information, visit the Church website's Come for Tea! page or phone 207-338-2412.


Free community supper at Belfast United Methodist Church

Free community supper at Belfast United Methodist Church

Free Community Supper

You're invited to a free community supper on Saturday, November 3 at 5 pm at the Belfast United Methodist Church, 23 Mill Lane, East Belfast (Mill Lane is beside the Big Apple across from Perry's Nut House). Enjoy turkey, gravy, mashed potatoes, stuffing, carrots, cranberry sauce, rolls, beverages and dessert.

Join them in their celebration of God's loving kindness. They want to pass it on! For more information, phone 207-338-5575.


A Voice of My Own, presented by Cold Comfort Theater

A Voice of My Own, presented by Cold Comfort Theater

A Voice of My Own

Belfast's Cold Comfort Theater will present A Voice of My Own, by Elinor Jones, on Friday and Saturday, November 9 and 10, and Friday and Saturday, November 16 and 17, at 7 pm, at the UMaine Hutchinson Center in Belfast. Tickets are $15 at the door or in advance at Left Bank Books, 109 Church St., Belfast.

For more information, phone Nancy Bergerson at 207-338-8049 or visit Cold Comfort Theater.


Troy, midcoast Maine's friendly UPS man

Troy, midcoast Maine's friendly UPS man

Our Shipping Policy

Even though our Web site is not designed with a shopping cart, we will happily ship anything to you.

At this time, we only ask for the exact cost of the shipping; there is no handling charge.

By the way, the man in the photo is our well-loved UPS deliveryman. He is always smiling and happy, even when hauling heavy boxes down the stairs. (He must be a secret wannabe knitter.)